Young people and drugs


Young people are often at the leading edge of social change, and upward trends in alcohol and illicit drug use by them constitute an important social development in the EU. Young people now have access to an increasingly wide range of substances and are using them in combination with alcohol. New and changing patterns of psychoactive substance-use present a particular challenge for policymakers to develop an appropriately wide and timely range of responses for effective action.

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